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Kenya's Silverstone on the fast track to growth

Posted 6 July 2018

Silverstone Air is the latest low-cost carrier to enter the east African market space. Githae Mwaniki takes a closer look at what’s on offer.

in Air Transport / Features

Dynamic future planned for Air Senegal

Posted 5 July 2018

The Senegalese authorities have appointed ex-Airbus executive, Philip Bohn, as director general of Air Senegal SA to head-up its mission to relaunch the company.

in Air Transport / Features

Love Safair

Posted 4 July 2018

Elmar Conradie was a finance guy but, 12 years ago, he got sucked into the aviation industry and now, as Victoria Moores discovers, he’s leading South African aviation firm Safair and its low-cost carrier, FlySafair.

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Osprey en route to a safer flight

Posted 2 July 2018

In today’s dynamic and challenging airspace environment, the lack of a cost-effective, real-time risk-management solution has been an industry concern for years. Now a new aviation security company will be at Aviation Africa in Cairo this month to share

in Features / Airports

Row brews over privatisation plans

Posted 29 June 2018

Controversy surrounds the privatisation of some Nigerian airports. Chukwu Emeke has been looking into the situation.

in Defence / Features

Hueys give Uganda's force uplift

Posted 28 June 2018

The Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has received a useful boost to its vertical lift capabilities with the arrival of five refurbished Bell Huey II helicopters from US surplus stocks.

in Air Transport / Features

Meeting the freight of expectation

Posted 27 June 2018

Egyptian exports rely heavily on the freight system. Alan Peaford met with Captain Bassim Gohar to explore how the EgyptAir cargo division is meeting expectations.

in Features

It's no accident that the AIB is getting better all the time

Posted 26 June 2018

Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the only autonomous accident investigation agency in west Africa has, since December 2016, worked on the execution of its short and medium-term plans, one of which is

in Features

ZAS the way to do it - be part of the African family

Posted 25 June 2018

ZAS Aviation Services (ZAS) is looking to expand its operations in Africa with MD, Omar Zarkani, saying: “Africa is more in line with the type of company we have set up to be.”

in Defence / Features

ZAF remembers the Spartans

Posted 22 June 2018

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) will substantially improve its transport capabilities with the arrival of two Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical airlift aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Sudan's glimmer of hope

Posted 21 June 2018

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo, explained to Alan Dron.

in Air Transport / Features

The battle for survival

Posted 19 June 2018

More than 50 local airlines have emerged and collapsed since Nigeria’s independence in 1960 and, as Chukwu Emeke reports, the cycle looks set to continue.

in Features / Airports

Livingstone right to presume it could have a great future

Posted 18 June 2018

Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s greatest tourist attractions and Zambia has been investing in its airport at Livingstone, which bears the name of a national hero. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Cheetah purrfect for US private air force

Posted 14 June 2018

The most advanced fighter aircraft ever constructed in Africa is about to find a new lease of life on the other side of the world. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

One Nilestone after another

Posted 13 June 2018

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. Alan Dron reports.

in Maintenance / Features

C-check breakthrough

Posted 12 June 2018

Nigerian airline, Aero Contractors, and its stakeholders celebrated an MRO milestone for west and central Africa with the completion, in January, of a domestic C-check on a Boeing 737-500.

in Features / Airports

FCSL checking in for Africa

Posted 11 June 2018

Flight Calibration Services Ltd (FCSL) is Europe’s only privately owned and fully independent flight calibration service. David Oliver has been looking at the services it is now providing in Africa.

in Business Aviation / Features

Ivory Coast business terminal set to open

Posted 7 June 2018

The new business aviation terminal at the Ivory Coast’s Félix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan is scheduled to open in May.

in Defence / Features

The mystery of Algeria’s ISR Gulfstreams

Posted 6 June 2018

Delays to the work on three special mission Gulfstreams 550s are causing the Algerian Air Force some real concerns. Alan Warnes reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Mango's methods begin to bear fruit

Posted 5 June 2018

Mango acting CEO, Nic Vlok, has been with the South African Airways (SAA) low-cost subsidiary since just before the airline launched in 2006. Victoria Moores caught up with him to find out what life has been like since former CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, jumped

in Maintenance / Features

EGME opens its doors to tailor-made solutions

Posted 4 June 2018

EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering is targeting third-party work to put its new capacity and capabilities to profitable use. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Defence / Features

Ever ready for the fight against Boko Haram

Posted 31 May 2018

The Cameroonian Air Force (CAF) transport fleet is one of the most capable and serviceable in the region and provides a capability that has few equivalents throughout central Africa. Erwan de Cherisey looks at its history and current state of

in Air Transport / Features

Jarana stands to deliver

Posted 30 May 2018

South African Airways’ new CEO has begun to implement a multi-year turnaround plan that will restore the airline’s fortunes after a long period of turbulence. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

Zambia fired up by safety improvements

Posted 29 May 2018

Zambia has improved its fire and rescue services at the time when the southern African nation has made progress in reviving the national airline. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Tiger wants the Russians to roar

Posted 25 May 2018

Tiger Aviation Services (TAS) started its ground-handling services with just four staff in a small office at Cairo International Airport nearly three decades ago.

in Defence / Features

Kenya turns to crop dusters to turbo charge its forces

Posted 23 May 2018

Kenya’s requirement for new light attack/armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft has been dogged by controversy. Jon Lake attempts to unravel a complicated situation.

in Air Transport / Features

Raising the flag

Posted 22 May 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Cooperation is the key to a safer future for everyone

Posted 21 May 2018

Airspace, safety and security are key issues for the Middle East and North Africa. The United Nations body for civil aviation, ICAO, has its regional headquarters in Cairo, where Alan Peaford met regional vice president, Mohamed

in Features / Airports

Madagascar airports turn ‘green’

Posted 18 May 2018

Combining sustainable development and a fresh business approach, the Malagasy airports development project is well under way with the new terminal building at Antananarivo-Ivato International Airport due to open early in 2020.

in General Aviation / Features

Why drone use is different in Africa

Posted 17 May 2018

The African unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is interesting in comparison to other regions of the world, with less dominance on the military use of such technologies and more emphasis on the humanitarian benefits. Beth Stevenson reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Zakaria's Smart moves are on course for profit

Posted 16 May 2018

Alan Peaford meets the man trying to turn around Smart Aviation.

in Defence / Features

The rise and rise of Tanzania's Air Force

Posted 14 May 2018

Alan Warnes spotlights the origins of the Tanzanian Air Force Command and highlights an interesting mix of aircraft being flown.

in Air Transport / Features

Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Posted 11 May 2018

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

in Features

On board with quality

Posted 17 April 2018

Systems manufacturer Liebherr-Aerospace enjoys an unblemished reputation for quality, thanks to hard work, continuous investment and a long-term vision. Chuck Grieve has been finding out more.

in Air Transport / Features

Step by step to recovery

Posted 16 April 2018

The last couple of years could have not have been a more difficult time to run an airline in Egypt and even now, it’s a tough job, says the managing director of Nesma Airlines, Ashraf Lamloum.

in Features / Events

Maseko - the history man

Posted 12 April 2018

Airports of Mauritius (AML) “proudly and efficiently” hosted the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World annual general assembly, conference and exhibition. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard report.

in Features

Moneir back in business, bearing fruit for Air Leisure

Posted 11 April 2018

Mohamed Moneir had been retired for five years and was growing citrus fruit on his farm when he was given the chance to cultivate something rather different than oranges and mandarins… an airline.

in Defence / Features

South Korea's Eagle swoops on Botswana

Posted 10 April 2018

South Korea’s Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has mounted a renewed effort to sell its FA-50 Golden Eagle lightweight fighter to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF).

in Air Transport / Features

Iceland takes a cold, hard look at TACV

Posted 9 April 2018

Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV/Cabo Verde Airlines) is struggling with debt and a sub-optimal fleet. Now, as Alan Dron reports, it has turned to the seemingly unlikely location of Iceland to help it improve the situation.

in Features

Aviation academy targets African students

Posted 6 April 2018

Egyptian Aviation Academy is looking to target African and Middle Eastern student pilots and engineers, according to its chairman and CEO, Captain Elias Sadek. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Features

Talaat pilots FlyEgypt towards a new destiny

Posted 5 April 2018

Setting up a new airline, even at the best of times, is one of the most difficult enterprises that a business executive can undertake. But how does one do it in even more challenging circumstances?

in Defence / Features

The power of two...

Posted 4 April 2018

Following its participation in Exercise Blue Shield in Sudan and Exercise Red Flag in the USA, the Royal Saudi Air Force undertook a further major training exercise, Faisal-11, in Egypt. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Is this a new dawn for Africa’s airlines?

Posted 3 April 2018

Every recent forecast has said that prospects are bright for Africa’s airlines but, for many, success has proved elusive. Now, however, Raphael Kuuchi, vice-president Africa for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), tells Alan

in Air Transport / Features

Air Cairo aiming to stand out from the crowd

Posted 28 March 2018

A new corporate livery marks a new beginning for Air Cairo as it emerges from the troubles of the past few years and prepares to expand once more.

in Flight Services & Support / Features

Mohamed gets a taste for growth

Posted 27 March 2018

EgyptAir In-Flight Services chairman and CEO, Hesham Abdel Hafeiz Mohamed, is hoping for expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

in Defence / Features

Transport of the light for Mali Air Force

Posted 26 March 2018

The Force Aerienne de la Republique du Mali (FARM - Republic of Mali Air Force) has taken delivery of a pair of Harbin Y-12E Harbinger light transport aircraft, which staged through Malta on delivery in September 2017.

in Air Transport / Features

Partnerships key to Swaziland revival

Posted 23 March 2018

The Swaziland aviation landscape could be on the brink of change, as former national flag-carrier Royal Swazi National Airways considers resuming flights, creating uncertainty for joint-venture incumbent Swaziland Airlink. Victoria Moores

in Training / Features

School puts life saving in a class of its own

Posted 22 March 2018

Kaleyesus Bekele explains why an East African flight school is luring cadets from other parts of the continent.

in Features

The playmaker heading for his next goal

Posted 21 March 2018

Before he became chief financial officer (CFO) of AlMasria Universal Airlines, Ahmed Gadallah was a professional footballer with Egypt’s most famous club, Al Ahly. Ask him in what position he played and he smiles: “I was a playmaker. Same position

in Defence / Features

More helicopters for Burkina Faso

Posted 20 March 2018

Burkina Faso signed two agreements covering the delivery of two Mil Mi-171Sh transport helicopters and associated weapons during Russia’s Army 2017 exhibition, according to Sergei Kornev, the deputy director general of the Russian state arms export

in Air Transport / Features

Ethiopian weighs in

Posted 19 March 2018

One of Ethiopian Airlines Group’s seven profit centres – Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services – is making huge investments to its infrastructure and fleet. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Features / Airports

Lighting the way to safer solutions

Posted 16 March 2018

Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Alexander Herring from ADB Safegate about the airfield and gate management projects that are modernising and lighting up African airports.

in Features

All change!

Posted 15 March 2018

It’s not often that an airline changes its entire fleet in one fell swoop, but EgyptAir Express plans to do precisely that as it seeks to overcome its operational challenges.

in Defence / Features

Angola inducts Sukhoi Su-30 twins as part of $1 billion order

Posted 13 March 2018

The Força Aérea Nacional de Angola (FANA – National Air Force of Angola) took delivery of its first two Sukhoi Su-30K fighters in September 2017 and is due to receive 10 more by early 2018.

in Air Transport / Features

A dish called Rwanda...

Posted 12 March 2018

RwandAir hosted the recent African Airlines Association (AFRAA) annual general assembly in Kigali. Victoria Moores caught up with acting CEO, Colonel Chance Ndagano, to find out what has happened since his took over the leadership in April 2017.

in Training / Features

RJA academy puts Morocco back on the training MAPA

Posted 9 March 2018

Has a Jordanian offshoot company got the answer to North Africa’s aviation training woes? Vincent Chappard has been talking to senior officials at the Morocco Aviation Private Academy to find out.

in Features

Musallam raises the standard for the future

Posted 8 March 2018

EgyptAir has just announced a major re-equipment programme to help meet its objectives. EgyptAir Holding Company chairman and CEO, Safwat Musallam, talks to Alan Dron about fleets, routes and future prospects.

in Defence / Features

Somalia battles for an air force to fight against terror

Posted 7 March 2018

The Somalia National Air Force was decimated by the Ogaden War with Ethiopia in the late-1970s and the civil war in the 1990s. It now has no aircraft and has been reduced to guarding the airport. However, the Somali Government has

in Air Transport / Features

Reborn free...

Posted 5 March 2018

Air Tanzania is going through a dramatic rebirth, reinventing itself with a new fleet and a business-focused culture. Victoria Moores caught up with the airline’s CEO and managing director, Ladislaus Matindi, to hear about the rapid transformation.

in Features / Airports

Rampa ramps up Lanseria

Posted 2 March 2018

Located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Lanseria International Airport has ambitious plans to grow. The airport’s CEO, Rampa Rammopo, explains to Keith Mwanalushi how it’s all being achieved.

in Features

Fathi keeps faith with his vision...

Posted 28 February 2018

As EgyptAir made major equipment announcements at the Dubai Air Show, Egypt’s aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, talked to Alan Dron about prospects for the national carrier and the development of the country’s aviation industry.

in Defence / Features

The 39's steps...

Posted 27 February 2018

The Aero L-39 Albatros high-performance jet trainer was created in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody in the 1960s. Alan Warnes looks at how the aircraft is still being used throughout Africa.

in Air Transport / Features

Berthé of a new era

Posted 26 February 2018

Former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO, Abderahmane Berthé, was named as the next African Airlines Association (AFRAA) secretary general during the association’s annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Victoria Moores caught up with Berthé to

in Training / Features

New training centre to boost security at West Africa Airports

Posted 27 December 2017

French airport operator EGIS and training organisation CAMAS have combined to create a training centre for airport specialists in Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast. The partners are confident that it will

in Air Transport / Features

Weight for it...

Posted 22 December 2017

Tunisia’s new all-cargo airline, Air Cargo Express, is now operating a second freighter and plans to have another three by the end of 2017. Tom Pleasant reports.

in Maintenance / Features

Alliance a Springboard for Nigerian expansion

Posted 21 December 2017

Nigerian aviation services provider, Springfountain Infrastructure, and US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, have signed a joint venture agreement to set up Africa’s first aircraft leasing company, which will also offer maintenance,

in Air Transport / Features

Air Senegal set to relaunch national airline

Posted 19 December 2017

The reinstatement of a national airline is part of the Senegal Government's 'Plan Emergent Senegal' (PSE) and is keenly supported by the country's president, Macky Sall, along with the Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport,

in General Aviation / Features

Elong takes drones to new heights

Posted 18 December 2017

Cameroon start-up company Will & Brothers – led by entrepreneur William Elong – intends to put the country on the map as a drone manufacturer and has raised $200,000 to fulfil his dream.

in Air Transport / Features

Turbulence ahead on the route to a national carrier

Posted 15 December 2017

Just like his nine predecessors, Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has started championing a process of creating a national carrier capable of filling the void left by the liquidation of Nigeria Airways in 2003. But, as Chukwu

in Features / Events

How to make the African cargo industry shipshape

Posted 13 December 2017

Two major air cargo conferences took place in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, in June. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Features

Flight for sore eyes

Posted 12 December 2017

It's not rare to spot an MD-10 aircraft in African skies but there is one unique jet, owned by Orbis that is saving the sight of thousands and offering life-changing training in eye care. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in General Aviation / Features

Conference plots the future direction for drones

Posted 11 December 2017

Unmanned air vehicles and their potential uses throughout Africa were put under the microscope at the Drones East Africa Conference in Nairobi. Githae Mwaniki reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Jambo makes a Dash for expansion

Posted 8 December 2017

As low-cost carriers develop across Africa, Githae Mwaniki talks to Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius, about the airline's operation plan in Kenya and the East African region.

in Maintenance / Features

ATI plotting ways to maintain its progress

Posted 7 December 2017

Aerotechnic Industries (ATI), a major MRO provider located at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, is plotting sustainable and steady growth and expansion projects. Vincent Chappard talked to CEO, Tommaso Auriemma.

in Business Aviation / Features

Avionav switched on to making the lights work

Posted 5 December 2017

Tunisia is growing its own indigenous aircraft manufacturing business and is now looking for wider market reach, as Vincent Chappard discovers.

in Air Transport / Features

Routes to new markets...

Posted 4 December 2017

With its traditional long-haul routes facing ever-increasing competition, Air Seychelles is looking east for a possible new source of revenue. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Sabre puts out-of-date practices to the sword

Posted 1 December 2017

Many African airlines could be more profitable if they brought their commercial departments up to date with modern industry best practices. That was one of the messages from a workshop staged by Sabre and the African Airlines Association

in Features / Airports

ONDA drives the business forward

Posted 30 November 2017

North Africa is an emerging market, especially for business aviation. Vincent Chappard talks to Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, CEO of the Office National Des Aéroports du Maroc (ONDA), about a new strategic step in the development of business aviation

in Business Aviation / Features

A Super Puma for the president

Posted 29 November 2017

A single Airbus Helicopters EC225LP Super Puma Mk II+ helicopter, acquired second-hand from Spain, is now in full service with the Botswana Defence Force Air Wing, writes Jon Lake.

in Air Transport / Features

Investing in people the key to growth

Posted 27 November 2017

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) will hold its annual gathering in Port Edward, South Africa on October 12-15. AASA CEO, Chris Zweigenthal, shared his thoughts about the event and the year ahead with Victoria Moores.

in Features

Aerospace's key role in Tunisian economy

Posted 24 November 2017

The aeronautics sector in Tunisia is in full growth mode, with around 80 companies employing more than 13,000 people. African Aerospace's Vincent Chappard takes a look at the history, development and future plans for the aerospace industry in the

in Business Aviation / Features

The Range Rover of the skies

Posted 23 November 2017

No fewer than five Pilatus PC-24 jets are already on order for operations in Africa – and the company has now stopped taking further orders until the first deliveries of the twin-engine aircraft start, expected to be the last quarter of 2017. Dave Calderwood

in Defence / Features

Legacy of Ghav's pioneers of peace

Posted 22 November 2017

For more than a decade, the Ghana Aviation Unit (GHAV) was deployed in Côte d'Ivoire as part of a UN peacekeeping force. Erwan de Cherisey looks at what was achieved and the legacy left by the unit as it finally went home earlier this year.

in Air Transport / Features

Guinea Airlines ready for take-off

Posted 21 November 2017

Plans for Guinea's new airline, the eponymously named Guinea Airlines, were presented to the West African country's president, Alpha Condé, in Conakry during February 2017 and progress towards launch appears to be on track.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Sitting pretty on refurbished seats

Posted 20 November 2017

African airlines' small fleet sizes don't carry a lot of clout with seating manufacturers. Could a website that acts like eBay for used aircraft seats solve the problem and be a lot more cost-effective than new seats? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

in Features / Airports

New Copperbelt airport set to shine

Posted 17 November 2017

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has begun construction of the $397 million Copperbelt International Airport. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Signum's significant move in Africa

Posted 13 November 2017

As flight planning and trip support company, Signum Aviation, looks forward to celebrating 10 years in business, it hopes to further spread its capabilities in Africa.

in Defence / Features

Sudan's Chinese jet milestone

Posted 9 November 2017

On June 5, China's state-owned Guizhou Aircraft Industries Corporation (GAIC) rolled out the first production FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (Shanying) from its plant in Anshun. As Jon Lake reports, it was a particularly significant moment for Sudan.

in Air Transport / Features

CEO with a LOT to offer…

Posted 8 November 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has been navigating through turbulent times in the past five years but now it has a new man at the top whose mission is to turn around the loss-making airline. Kaleyesus Bekele talks to new CEO, Sebastian Mikosz.

in Technology / Features

SAA keeps a weather eye open to save millions

Posted 3 November 2017

South African Airlines (SAA) has been making good use of a system run by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to better understand and predict weather in the region. Steve Nichols reports.

in Features / Airports

A Bole new world…

Posted 2 November 2017

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport – Ethiopia's main hub – handles more than 300 daily departures and close to 10 million passengers per annum. But soon that won't be enough, which is why the facility is getting a $345 million upgrade. Kaleyesus Bekele reports on the

in Business Aviation / Features

Afrijet targets business and commercial sectors

Posted 1 November 2017

Afrijet, a key business aviation player in both Gabon and the general region, is reacting to commercial opportunities by expanding into new fields of commercial flying.

in Defence / Features

Nigeria sale lights the way for Super Tucano

Posted 31 October 2017

A US Air Force competition to find a new light attack aircraft could open new doors in Africa for Embraer's Super Tucano. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Concrete foundations

Posted 30 October 2017

Johannesburg-based South African regional operator, CemAir, is poised to be the host carrier for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) annual general assembly. But what is CemAir and where is its niche? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

in Air Transport / Features

Profitability is top of the bill

Posted 23 October 2017

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in store.

in Features

Pools make waves in the drive to up safety standards

Posted 1 September 2017

Measures that help African nations to pool resources and help weaker members to improve their aviation oversight activities are having a real effect in raising safety standards throughout the continent, reports Alan Dron.

in Features

Hacktion stations

Posted 31 August 2017

The aviation industry relies extensively on computer systems for both ground and flight operations but, increasingly, they are becoming vulnerable to attack. Steve Knight looks at what precautions African airlines can take to create and maintain cyber security.

in Air Transport / Features

The shipshape of things to come...

Posted 30 August 2017

A new shape may soon be appearing in African skies. The latest generation of airship is about to enter service and the continent is in the sights of one of the first companies to operate the type. Alan Dron reports.

in Training / Features

EAA still giving a helping hand to aviation shortages

Posted 25 August 2017

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) is globally accredited facility aiming to train increasing numbers of vitally important African aviation professionals. Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the story so far.

in Air Transport / Features

Drone star

Posted 24 August 2017

A Kenyan company sees unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as the ideal answer to the problem of getting freight – anything from a packet of urgent medicine to a tonne of cargo – to remote locations. Alan Dron reports.

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Mango's methods begin to bear fruit

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Cheetah purrfect for US private air force

The most advanced fighter aircraft ever constructed in Africa is about to find a new lease of life on the other side of the world. Alan Dron reports.

The mystery of Algeria’s ISR Gulfstreams

Delays to the work on three special mission Gulfstreams 550s are causing the Algerian Air Force some real concerns. Alan Warnes reports.

Row brews over privatisation plans

Controversy surrounds the privatisation of some Nigerian airports. Chukwu Emeke has been looking into the situation.

Ever ready for the fight against Boko Haram

The Cameroonian Air Force (CAF) transport fleet is one of the most capable and serviceable in the region and provides a capability that has few equivalents throughout central Africa. Erwan de Cherisey looks at its history and current

Kenya's Silverstone on the fast track to growth

Silverstone Air is the latest low-cost carrier to enter the east African market space. Githae Mwaniki takes a closer look at what’s on offer.

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